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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument1 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle10 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh15 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)36 min drive

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About this area


Located in Edinburgh's New Town neighbourhood, Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and National Museum of Scotland are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 3 min walk
  • National Gallery of Scotland - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive


  • Scott`s on Princes Street — 1 min walk
  • Scott`s Bar — 1 min walk
  • Tiles Bar - 3 min walk
  • The Rosehip - 3 min walk
  • The Dome - 4 min walk

About this property

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

3-star Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 169 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus in-room free WiFi and LED TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, hairdryers and safes.
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel offers 169 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Off-site parking within 0.4 mi (GBP 13 per day); discounts available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 7-11 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Digital channels
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 7 and GBP 11 per person (approximately)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 13 per day (0.4 mi away)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street
Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
Mercure Princes
Mercure Princes Hotel
Mercure Princes Street Hotel
Mercure Princes Street
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Scotland
Mercure Edinburgh City Princes
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Hotel
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 244 out of 970 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 402 out of 970 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 217 out of 970 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 69 out of 970 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 38 out of 970 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property has no facility for unloading your car - once I found this out I tried to telephone the hotel to identify their off site parking but none answered the phone. Eventually I Paid for street parking a few hundred yards away and walked with all our luggage to the hotel and went back to pick up the car and move it to the designated car park which is about 10 minutes walk away. Mercure is supposed to be Accor’s mid market brands, we have stayed in several and they have generally been good. This hotel is old and in poor condition - the decor and the fittings are reminiscent of a 70’s Post House. There is wallpaper on the ceiling which is peeling, the bathroom fittings are “original”. Could not use the bar or restaurant as we were told they were fully booked. Certainly would not recommend this hotel to anyone travelling by car. For those arriving by train is is close to Waverley.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We were not informed that the maid would be cleaning rooms it was disappointing to come back to an unmade bed.I ordered a bottle of wiñè to be ready in room on check in this never arrived we went down srairs to purchace 2 glasses of chardonnay at £21 .the room was basic and in needof refurb. Bar area and restaurant were smart breakfast was good but service was slow receptionist sent us to wrong bus stop for royal yacht. Edinburgh and the people were great we visited the dome for afternoon tea this was great and we went to the beautiful botanical gardens
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good value for money. Lovely hotel right in the heart of the city with amazing views
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
One night last minute booking. Usual Civid restrictions on services. Arrived late, left early.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020